Who's who in the Abbott government ministry.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the repeal of the carbon tax as his biggest contribution for women in 2014.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled sweeping changes to his front bench, appointing Scott Morrison to a super-sized social services portfolio and handing him a key role in driving the government's economic agenda next year.
Fisheries and climate change, gender equality and even trade are not priority foreign affairs and development issues for the Abbott government if its latest round of Australia Awards Fellowships is any guide.
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, lady and gentlemen".
Sussan Ley has become the second woman in cabinet, while gaffe-prone defence minister David Johnston is demoted.
Every asylum seeker child on Christmas Island has been transferred to a Darwin detention centre, as promised by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in his negoitations with Senate crossbenchers.
A survivor of the Port Arthur massacre and a man whose family was murdered at the shooting have slammed the idea of allowing people to carry guns for self-defence following the Martin Place siege.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says it's "completely incorrect" his first budget was too ideological or unfair, but promised fairness will be central to political debate about tax and federation reform in 2015.
Rising star Josh Fydenberg is firming as favourite to replace Arthur Sinodinos as Assistant Treasurer in a reshuffle expected possibly as early as Sunday.